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Transformers News: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 10:18AM CDT

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Zona Hobby has a pre-order for MP Grimlock with new images showing his detail, articulation, accessories and size. It is said that this figure will be around the same size as the MP Starscream mold. Actually disregard that as it looks a lot more like being as tall as MP Prime.

Accessories include:
Crown
Drinks tray
Energon sword
IQ- swapping device
Blaster

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See the pre-order here.

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Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825079)
Posted by It Is Him on October 30th, 2008 @ 10:26am CDT
That mind-swapping device is serious funny.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825082)
Posted by Kibble on October 30th, 2008 @ 10:28am CDT
Firebird wrote:Do they mean the size of the robot mode, or the jet mode? Because the jet mode on the seekers is pretty big.


In the thread on TFW2005 some tried making the argument of the jet mode, but it seems like it was just wishful thinking. With the pics here, seems pretty apparent that we're talking seeker bot mode size.

Also, unless the thing were like 90% die-cast, I have no idea how the listed shipping weight on BBTS of 7 lbs could be accurate...
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825085)
Posted by dragons on October 30th, 2008 @ 10:33am CDT
i hate to ask stupid question

did he have crown, drink tray, and brain device in the series i dont have thses on dvd yet so i cant go back review the episodes.

he looks like a spokeperson for burger king wit hthat crown on his head i like the brain swapping device i dont knwo about the others until i know for sure about the question i asked.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825095)
Posted by Chaoslock on October 30th, 2008 @ 10:45am CDT
dragons wrote:i hate to ask stupid question

did he have crown, drink tray, and brain device in the series i dont have thses on dvd yet so i cant go back review the episodes.

he looks like a spokeperson for burger king wit hthat crown on his head i like the brain swapping device i dont knwo about the others until i know for sure about the question i asked.


Crown: Marvel Comics, as the leader of the autobots after Primes death:
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Brainwave device: episode: Grimlocks new Brain

Drink Tray: Madmans Paradise
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Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825096)
Posted by Iron Prime on October 30th, 2008 @ 10:46am CDT
NotEnoughKibble wrote:According to a thread on TFW2005 he is going to be MP seeker sized:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... ryone.html

That is disappointing...at least considering the price tag.


That is very disappointing. :sad:
Hopefully at least this means his price and shipping weight will come down (best silver lining I can think of....)
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825101)
Posted by Chaoslock on October 30th, 2008 @ 10:55am CDT
Iron Prime wrote:
NotEnoughKibble wrote:According to a thread on TFW2005 he is going to be MP seeker sized:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... ryone.html

That is disappointing...at least considering the price tag.


That is very disappointing. :sad:
Hopefully at least this means his price and shipping weight will come down (best silver lining I can think of....)


TFW2005 kid wrote:The text that came with the latest scan of MP Grimlock say he's the size of MP Starscream.


The text says he is 30 cm high in robot mode, which is the exact height of MP Optimus.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825104)
Posted by Caelus on October 30th, 2008 @ 10:58am CDT
Hmmm... the smaller size might bring him more in line with Classics Prime.

If the price comes down, this might make it onto my Christmas list for 2009.

I want him quite a lot, but there's simply a limit to how much I can justify spending on a single Transformer. Otherwise I would have gotten that nearly mint Trypticon I found in St. Louis three years ago.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825112)
Posted by capellamusic on October 30th, 2008 @ 11:13am CDT
Excelent! Can't wait for it! BTW, he seems to be seated in the picture of the IQ-swaping device. Anyway, I hope it is the size of MP Optimus Prime. Smaller is a bit uncooler, but bigger than that will be a problem for me...
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825114)
Posted by Kibble on October 30th, 2008 @ 11:18am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:The text says he is 30 cm high in robot mode, which is the exact height of MP Optimus.


Hopefully that will be the case...that wouldn't be so bad.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825115)
Posted by Rocketeer on October 30th, 2008 @ 11:21am CDT
If I had a G1 Grimlock and Optimus this would be easier, but I've been trying to figure out the rough proportions here.
If G1 Optimus is about 6 inches tall (which I read that he is), then the sitting MP Grimlock is about 7-8 inches tall.
If we stand Grimlock up, that should make him 9-10 inches tall, right?

Now this is guesswork from online pics here, but it looks like G1 Grimlock was about 1.25 times taller in bot mode than rex mode.

So in bot mode, MP Grimlock would (hopefully) be 1.25 to 1.33 times larger than in alt mode.
This would make him between 11 and 13 inches tall in bot mode.
So 12" is probably a safe bet, I guess.

How's that for random pseudo-algebra? Lol...

On the brighter side, though, that's about how tall MP Prime is.
So Grimlock might be able to look him in the eye. :D
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825130)
Posted by onewaydown on October 30th, 2008 @ 11:55am CDT
All this arguing about size is killing me... let's put it to rest.

Grimlock is sitting in that picture. If you can't see it ... look again. His foot makes it obvious.

Look at the size of Grim's head. It's just about the same size of Prime entire cab, width-wise. Look at the brain helmet, as that will easily fit over Prime's head.

So that would indicate that his head is roughly about 2.5"-3" long. Looking at him, he's about 4 heads high. This would make him about 10-12" tall ... which puts him exactly at the reported 30cm.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825132)
Posted by omega666 on October 30th, 2008 @ 12:03pm CDT
ME WANT!
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825137)
Posted by Iron Prime on October 30th, 2008 @ 12:07pm CDT
Chaoslock wrote:The text says he is 30 cm high in robot mode, which is the exact height of MP Optimus.


I can definitely live with that. I would prefer a bigger bot, but he should at least be the same size....
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825138)
Posted by --B-- on October 30th, 2008 @ 12:08pm CDT
I hope this is one of the MP's that Hasbro wants to do for 25th anni. He'd be way cheaper to pick up for those of us in the U.S.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825143)
Posted by Rocketeer on October 30th, 2008 @ 12:21pm CDT
It'd be nice if they gave us a deal like they did with MP Starscream.
Okay, maybe not a repaint, but the same half-price cost. :mrgreen:
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825147)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 30th, 2008 @ 12:26pm CDT
The heck, waiter mode? Such weird accessories, I love it! :lol:

I like how his little dino arms are actually articulated too. Awesome. I want this guy more and more! :D
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825165)
Posted by Rocketeer on October 30th, 2008 @ 12:47pm CDT
Speaking of articulation, would anyone care to speculate how good Grimlock's poseability will be?
Judging from the few pictures we've seen thus far, it looks like both bot mode and dino mode have a decent range of motion.
The bot mode legs alone are enough to give me hope.

So will we get a super-poseable MP like Prime?
Or will we get a not-so-poseable MP like Megatron and Starscream?
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825168)
Posted by DMSL on October 30th, 2008 @ 12:49pm CDT
He has no gun?
WTF?

:shock:
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825174)
Posted by Iron Prime on October 30th, 2008 @ 12:56pm CDT
DMSL wrote:He has no gun?
WTF?

:shock:


That's a good point! How'd we miss that till now?
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825199)
Posted by Prowl1529 on October 30th, 2008 @ 1:26pm CDT
They must be joking.... That's a G1 Optimus Prime... This means he is at least at the same size of MP Starscream. All that money for sutch a small Masterpiece. :shock:
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825202)
Posted by Zek Patterson on October 30th, 2008 @ 1:33pm CDT
Him Grimlock has crown. Nice touch. Me Zek will consider buying this.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825208)
Posted by mandingo_rex on October 30th, 2008 @ 1:41pm CDT
Wow, all those silly accessories and not his bigass gun?

It's gotta be in there, wtf?

I'll still get him, but come on.

Other than MP-01 Prime and the 2 extra Seekers, half the MPs so far have come without significant accessories they were either shown to have, or expected to come with...

MP-02: Trailer? I know it's an easy white repaint, but Ultra Magnus WAS missing what makes him Ultra Magnus, the armor/trailer
MP-03: Okay, not an expected accessory, but we were all disappointed that the crown/cape/shoulder pieces weren't included
MP-04: Roller?
MP-05: Stock and extension
MP-06: fine
MP-07: fine
MP-08: Gun

I know that JUSTiTOYS or Fans Projects will probably make the gun, but they really shouldn't have to make it.

Hopefully it's an oversight, as his gun is pretty standard, I'd say more than the stupid sword. I know I'd rather have the gun over the big red sword.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825212)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 30th, 2008 @ 1:46pm CDT
He's got a gun-thought it doubled as his flame thrower in his head.

From BBTS:
"The figure will have an LED light in the right fist for the ability to light up the gun and the sword. The eyes can also change colors in both modes, and the figure is partly made up of die cast construction."
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825229)
Posted by dragons on October 30th, 2008 @ 2:10pm CDT
ah super i kinda remeberd the brainwashing thing but everything else is just a blurr to me thanks for the clear up definalty buy for me in time
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825234)
Posted by mandingo_rex on October 30th, 2008 @ 2:14pm CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:He's got a gun-thought it doubled as his flame thrower in his head.

From BBTS:
"The figure will have an LED light in the right fist for the ability to light up the gun and the sword. The eyes can also change colors in both modes, and the figure is partly made up of die cast construction."


Great! He needs his gun. The LED functions are a nice touch, although they mean something that will eventually break down the road.

Oh well, it's cool while it lasts though! :)
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825259)
Posted by astrobard on October 30th, 2008 @ 2:52pm CDT
grimlock is small. thats sucks. and they giving him with his drinks tray??????
why didn't they include his apron too?? this is one CRAP mp!
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825268)
Posted by Tekka on October 30th, 2008 @ 2:56pm CDT
o_O How can you say that...

I'm still convinced he's going to be pretty tall, but you think it's crap because of the possibility it's not as tall as MP Prime? Despite the fact it's otherwise a beautiful rendition of G1 Grimlock?

Or do you think it's crap because he doesn't have an apron, since I can totally understand that, what were Takara thinking.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825277)
Posted by [JRX] on October 30th, 2008 @ 3:10pm CDT
Rocketeer wrote:Speaking of articulation, would anyone care to speculate how good Grimlock's poseability will be?
Judging from the few pictures we've seen thus far, it looks like both bot mode and dino mode have a decent range of motion.
The bot mode legs alone are enough to give me hope.

So will we get a super-poseable MP like Prime?
Or will we get a not-so-poseable MP like Megatron and Starscream?


Well, it looks like the photo is trying to imply that his tail wiggles... yaay wiggle! 8-}

Apart from that and his T-rex arms, he still seems to be an over-sized G1 Grimlock.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825278)
Posted by Rocketeer on October 30th, 2008 @ 3:10pm CDT
astrobard wrote:grimlock is small. thats sucks. and they giving him with his drinks tray??????
why didn't they include his apron too?? this is one CRAP mp!


That drinks tray accessory must contain real alcohol...


[JRX] wrote:Well, it looks like the photo is trying to imply that his tail wiggles... yaay wiggle! 8-}

Apart from that and his T-rex arms, he still seems to be an over-sized G1 Grimlock.


Tail wiggling, eh?
I'm sure MP Grimlock will be a hit at the nightclubs.

But, unfortunately, I don't have a G1 Grimlock (yet).
How poseable is that particular incarnation?
All the video reviews of G1 Grims make him seem like a typical stick figure.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825357)
Posted by Savage on October 30th, 2008 @ 5:00pm CDT
Just from looking at him, he appears to be pretty articulate, almost on par with MP Prime, and especially compared to G1 Grimlock, whose only articulations were his knees and shoulders. All in all, this guy looks great to me. I really don't care if he's MP Prime sized or MP Seeker sized, either way it's one bigass Grimlock. Just in style alone, this guy looks better than any MP except Prime. While I find the drink tray hilarious, and the brain-transfer device somewhat funny, it's the crown that really gets my attention. Such a small, silly detail from the Marvel comics, I'm surprised Takara was even aware of it, but boy am I glad they decided to make it. I've got this guy on preorder, and his arrival will be a day of much celebration.

Now if only they'd give me an MP Shockwave or Galvatron.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825363)
Posted by Starscreams bad comedy on October 30th, 2008 @ 5:13pm CDT
That drink tray is win!

lol
:lol:
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825365)
Posted by Stormrider on October 30th, 2008 @ 5:14pm CDT
I don't see anything in the description that indicates that he'll be the same height as a Seeker. The 30 cm robot mode is there. I think the Seeker size claim is false, at least in robot mode.

Regarding the figure itself - the dino mode is very poseable. I like the jointed dino arms and the tail that jointed as well. The has to be in there.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825372)
Posted by Zeds on October 30th, 2008 @ 5:24pm CDT
So many great G1 referenced bonuses with this release. Really love that!
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825407)
Posted by OPTIMUS MAGNUS on October 30th, 2008 @ 6:00pm CDT
I have one pre-ordred....but, I am going to be BUMMED if he is smaller than MP Prime. Hopefully not. At LEAST the same size I hope.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825445)
Posted by El Duque on October 30th, 2008 @ 6:50pm CDT
If he's as tall as MP Prime in bot mode I'm happy.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825504)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on October 30th, 2008 @ 8:09pm CDT
It's MP Grimlock. I'm happy. Seeker size --- that's fine with me.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825532)
Posted by Primacron's Little Helper on October 30th, 2008 @ 9:13pm CDT
If they release a Swindle repaint of Universe Hound then I reckon he'd be perfect for a Jurassic Park style chase scene!!!
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825619)
Posted by Blurrz on October 31st, 2008 @ 1:27am CDT
Masterpiece is really outdoing itself this time. Grimlock is a must. But.. due to a weak CDN dollar and even more bitching border customs.

/cut
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825641)
Posted by Trikeboy on October 31st, 2008 @ 5:27am CDT
You have to remember that these pictures are of the prototype. Things can change. Case in point: Masterpiece Starscream. Below is the first images of the prototype. Many things changed for the final toy (mainly the legs).

ImageImage
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825753)
Posted by Asphalt22 on October 31st, 2008 @ 10:31am CDT
I understand the size argument, but regardless of height he still looks to be a beautiful piece to me. And there seems to be a lot of discrepency between different websites so I think the price is still in flux.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825819)
Posted by ThunderThruster on October 31st, 2008 @ 12:50pm CDT
I'm definatly gonna get one, but i'm gonna hold off for a bit till i order or preorder one!
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (825963)
Posted by Asphalt22 on October 31st, 2008 @ 6:06pm CDT
Man forgot how much better I liked the proto than the final product.

Trikeboy wrote:You have to remember that these pictures are of the prototype. Things can change. Case in point: Masterpiece Starscream. Below is the first images of the prototype. Many things changed for the final toy (mainly the legs).

ImageImage
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (826250)
Posted by Auto Bot on November 1st, 2008 @ 11:56am CDT
Shouldn't the claw thing on his wrist fold away?

It looks fine in the cartoon, because their size tend to be variable. But retaining those gigantic pointed claws on the wrist looks weird.
Re: More pics of MP Grimlock from Zona Hobby (826835)
Posted by Mykltron on November 2nd, 2008 @ 9:40am CST
Trikeboy wrote:You have to remember that these pictures are of the prototype. Things can change. Case in point: Masterpiece Starscream.


Yeah, they buggered his legs up for the final mold...

Tekka wrote:Or do you think it's crap because he doesn't have an apron, since I can totally understand that, what were Takara thinking.


Maybe some of the ladies here can make some aprons for us...
*ducks to avoid flying handbags*

[JRX] wrote:But, unfortunately, I don't have a G1 Grimlock (yet).
How poseable is that particular incarnation?


Of course he's a stick -he's G1!
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